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Trips Featuring Birding & Wildlife observation

(52B06). COSTA RICA WILDLIFE
Forest Exploration with Birding & Turtle Observation (June-Oct only) (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$2,749 per person in double occupancy ($275 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked. For a more affordable version of this trip that departs on set dates, see the Costa Rica Explorer.
Hike in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and visit the Butterfly Garden. At Arenal walk on the Hanging Bridges trails then soak in a natural hot springs in the shadow of the Volcano. Head to remote Tortuguero for boat trips through rainforest creeks and a night excursion to observe sea turtles nesting (June-Oct. only). Return in light charter plane to San Jose.

(A3C09). PACUARE-TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO
River Rafting, Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano, and Monteverde and Manuel Antonio Parks (15 Days / 14 Nights)
From US$5,520 per person in double occupancy ($184 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Begin with an exciting white water day trip down the Pacuare River. Then go to Costa Rica's Atlantic Coast to Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, fly back to San Jose and drive to the Arenal Volcano area. Next, explore the cloud forest of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast.

(93C09). PEJIBAYE RIVER, TORTUGUERO, MONTEVERDE, ARENAL & TAMARINDO
Raft, Observe Turtle Nesting (seasonal), Hike in the Highlands and Exclusive Beach Stay (15 Days / 14 Nights)
From US$8,010 per person in double occupancy ($534 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
This trip includes a private van and driver and professional Naturalist Guide during Days 1 to 11. Start this active family adventure with a white water trip down the Pejibaye River then fly to Tortuguero to observe turtle nesting (Jun-Oct only) and kayak the flooded forests of the National Park. Then fly to Manuel Antonio for an outrigger canoe trip following the Pacific coast under impressive cliffs to a secluded beach. End the day in Monteverde in the highlands. While in Monteverde, you'll will hike in the cloud forest looking for the rare Resplendent Quetazal and visit a family sugar mill. Next visit the Arenal Volcano area for 2-1/2 adventure-filled days hiking the Hanging Bridges trails, soaking in a hot springs, biking the north shore of Arenal Lake and participating in other activities. Days 11-13 will be at the JW Marriott Resort in Guanacaste, one of the region's most celebrated luxury hotels with pools and private beach, gym, championship golf course and much more to explore with your family.

(G10B9). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (WF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano, with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Parks (15 Days / 14 Nights)
From US$3,390 per person in double occupancy ($225 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, head to the Arenal area to view the active volcano. Enjoy two full days exploring Arenal, where optional activities include biking, river safari and a visit to a natural hot springs (at additional cost). Then explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific, known for its scenic coastline and National Park.

(83B08). SARAPIQUI, BAJOS DEL TORO, ARENAL, MONTEVERDE & ESTERILLOS BEACH
Hike and Observe Wildlife at La Selva Station, Highland Spa and Biking, Cloud Forest Hike and Beach Stay (14 Days / 13 Nights)
From US$3,808 per person in double occupancy ($272 per person per day), depending on the season and category of hotels booked.
This is an activity-filled trip with several opportunities to hike in Costa Rica's forests and bird watch. You will visit the La Selva Biological Station in Sarapiqui to experience the rainforest and learn about the country's lowland wildlife and pre-Colombian culture. From here you will head to the highlands, first staying at a secluded spa resort with hiking trails to three scenic waterfalls. Next you'll stay in the Arenal Volcano area to walk the Hanging Bridges trails, soak in a natural hot springs and take a half-day bike ride. After exploring the cloud forest and a horseback ride in Monteverde, stay on the Pacific Coast.

(G16B9). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (WF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano, with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Parks (14 Days / 13 Nights)
From US$3,262 per person in double occupancy ($233 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, return to San Jose and drive to the Arenal Volcano area. You will also explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Excursions included on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour, Monteverde cloud forest hike and choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(80C08). LA VIEJA VOLCANO, MONTEVERDE, PACUARE RIVER, TORTUGUERO & DRAKE BAY
Four Points Parks Explorer: Volcano and Cloud Forest Hikes, Rafting, Rainforest Boat Tour and Cano Island (13 Days / 12 Nights)
From US$4,693 per person in double occupancy ($360 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
This vacation takes you to all points on the compass and to some of Costa Rica’s most remote National Parks. Start in the north with a hike at La Vieja Volcano. Then walk the cloud forests of Monteverde in the central highlands, home of the Resplendent Quetzal from Jan to July. Before heading to the eastern coast take an exhilarating one-day rafting expedition on continuous Class III-IV rapids (min. age 12 years). On the Caribbean coast you will go on a boat tour into the rainforests of Tortuguero. Finally, fly to the Osa Peninsula to spend two full days exploring Caño Island and Corcovado National Park.

(G11B9). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (NF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano, with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Parks (13 Days / 12 Nights)
From US$3,080 per person in double occupancy ($235 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, head to the Arenal area to view the active volcano. You will also explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Excursions included on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour, Monteverde cloud forest hike and Butterfly Garden, and choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(45D08). ARENAL & MONTEVERDE (SELF DRIVE) WITH CORCOVADO & PACUARE RIVER
Volcano and Cloud Forest Discovery on your own, then guided Corcovado Park and Rafting (12 Days / 11 Nights)
From US$2,904 per person in double occupancy ($242 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin the self-drive portion of your trip in San Jose. Your first destination is the Arenal area to view the active volcano and participate in optional activities such as mountain biking, wind surfing, hot springs and hiking (at additional cost). Next, you will drive to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. On Day 6, return your rental car in San Jose and take a chartered flight to the Osa Peninsula for two full days. Here you will have the chance to walk in the remote Corcovado National Park. End your trip with a scenic and exciting white water trip down the Pacuare River (min. age 12 years).

(72B09). TORTUGUERO, BAJOS DEL TORO, ARENAL & ESTERILLOS BEACH
Tortuguero Rainforest, Arenal Volcano, Cloud Forest Hike and Pacific Beach Getaway (12 Days / 11 Nights)
From US$3,540 per person in double occupancy ($295 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
First explore Tortuguero National Park and perhaps see turtles nesting on the beach (Jun-Oct only). Afterwards head to the highlands where you'll hike a cloud forest trail to view three scenic, hidden waterfalls. Then to the Arenal Volcano area to walk the Hanging Bridges trails, soak in a natural hot springs, and float down a forest river. End the trip at Esterillos Beach on the Pacific Coast.

(81B09). PUERTO VIEJO, TORTUGUERO, MONTEVERDE & TAMARINDO
Caribbean to Pacific Beach Explorer, with Tours in Tortuguero and Monteverde Parks (12 Days / 11 Nights)
From US$3,430 per person in double occupancy ($285 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Start the trip with two full days at Puerto Viejo, on the Caribbean, a vibrant seaside town with beaches, crystal waters and good surfing. Then head north to Tortuguero to kayak the backwater creeks of the National Park. Return to San Jose to meet your van and driver for the trip to Monteverde. Here, you will walk in the cloud forest and take a horseback ride to watch the sun set over the Gulf of Nicoya. Your last days will be at Tamarindo Beach on the Pacific Coast.

(84C07). SARAPIQUI, CERRO DE LA MUERTE, WHALE BAY & CARARA
Back-to-Nature Guided Exploration of Costa Rica's National Parks (12 Days / 11 Nights)
From US$6,420 per person in double occupancy ($535 per person per day), depending on the season and category of hotels booked.
This is an active trip with nine guided nature tours. First you will take a boat tour on the Sarapiqui River and then a full day tour of La Selva Research Station and the forests surrounding it. Next head to the cloud forests near San Isidro and Cerro de la Muerte at 11,000 feet above sea level for a two-night stay and birding expedition. Travel to Ballena Marine National Park on the southern Pacific coast for snorkeling and whale and dolphin watching.

(59B08). SARAPIQUI, ARENAL & MONTEVERDE
Roots of Costa Rican Culture & Nature Discovery for Families (12 Days / 11 Nights)
From US$3,000 per person in double occupancy based on a family of two adults and two children under the age of 12 years in a quadruple room ($250 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Activity-filled trip for families interested in Costa Rica’s agricultural roots and natural ecology. First head to Sarapiqui for a boat tour and visit to a working dairy farm and cacao processing center. Then head to La Selva Biological Station in the Caribbean lowlands to walk in this extraordinary bird and wildlife sanctuary. In the highlands near the Arenal Volcano, visit a sugar mill and walk the Hanging Bridges trails. Here you will also take a half-day bike ride and soak in a natural hot springs. The last days of your trip are in Monteverde, where you will walk in the Cloud Forest Reserve, visit a “bat jungle” and frog pond, and learn about coffee production on a family farm.

(G1B09). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (NF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano, with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Parks (12 Days / 11 Nights)
From US$2,930 per person in double occupancy ($245 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, head to the Arenal area to view the active volcano. You will also explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Excursions included on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour, Monteverde cloud forest hike and Butterfly Garden, and choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(G2B09). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE (NF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest (12 Days / 11 Nights)
From US$2,615 per person in double occupancy ($230 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, drive to the Arenal Volcano area. You will also explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Excursions included on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour, Monteverde hike and Butterfly Garden, and choice of a half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(G3B09). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (WF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano, with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Parks (12 Days / 11 Nights)
From US$2,940 per person in double occupancy ($245 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, fly to the Arenal area to view the active volcano. You will also explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Excursions included on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour, Monteverde cloud forest hike and Butterfly Garden, and choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(03A09). SAN JOSE, ARENAL, MONTEVERDE & TAMARINDO
Highland Hiking, Arenal Volcano and Tamarindo Beach (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$2,310 per person in double occupancy ($210 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Start this vacation with a tour of Costa Rica's capital city, San Jose. Then head to the highlands for a glimpse of the active Arenal Volcano and a walk on the Hanging Bridges trails. Later your family will soak in a natural hot springs in the shadow of the volcano. Next, head to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve to walk in the forest and enjoy a sunset horseback ride. Leaving the highlands, head to Tamarindo Beach for two days. Here, activities for all ages can be enjoyed (at additional cost).

(05B09). ARENAL, TORTUGUERO, SAVEGRE VALLEY & LAPA RIOS IN OSA
Wildlife Tours in Arenal, Tortuguero Jungle and Savegre, then Ecolodge Stay (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$4,862 per person in double occupancy ($442 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Walk the trails of the Hanging Bridges Project, soak in a natural hot springs and view the active Arenal Volcano. Then explore the backwater creeks of Tortuguero, home to monkeys, otters, caiman and myriad tropical bird species. In the cloud forests of the Savegre Valley, you will have the opportunity to observe the rare Resplendent Quetzal (Jan. to July only) and other highland birds. Your last days will be on the Osa Peninsula at the renowned Lapa Rios Resort, an upscale ecolodge.

(11B08). MONTEVERDE, ARENAL, TORTUGUERO & OSA PENINSULA
Canopy, Horseback, Nature and Hot Springs Tours, then Lapa Rios Stay (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$5,280 per person in double occupancy ($480 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Drive to Monteverde, stopping en route to experience the Waterfalls Canopy Tour near Carara National Park. In Monteverde you will have guided tours to the Cloud Forest Reserve and Frog Pond and take a sunset horseback ride. In Arenal, see the active volcano while soaking in a hot springs and walk the Hanging Bridges trails. Then fly to Tortuguero for boat tours into the National Park, home to more than 300 species of birds and the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle (turtle nesting tours Jun-Oct only). End your activity-filled vacation on the beach at Lapa Rios Resort.

(13B09). CARARA, MONTEVERDE, ARENAL & TORTUGUERO
Guided Nature Exploration with Canoeing, Hiking, Biking, Zipline and Kayaking Tours (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$6,600 per person in double occupancy ($600 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
This is an active and engaging itinerary that takes you to both coasts as well as to the highlands. During the trip you will be accompanied by a professional Naturalist Guide, who will introduce you to the beauty and complexity of the rainforest and help you to see some of the worlds’ most exotic tropical animals and plants. The trip starts with a coastal outrigger canoe tour along Pacific beaches and a canopy tour. Then head to the Monteverde Cloud Forest and Arenal, where you will bike under the shadow of the Volcano and soak in a natural hot springs. Finally, in Tortuguero, on the Atlantic, you will kayak the backwater creeks of the National Park and observe turtle nesting (Jun-Oct only).

(16C09). MONTEVERDE, CARARA, CORCOVADO & PACUARE RIVER
Cloud and Rainforest Adventure with a Two-Day Raft Trip on the Pacuare River (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$4,455 per person in double occupancy ($405 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Visit a butterfly garden, take a sunset horseback ride and walk in the Monteverde Cloud Forest where you may see the rare and beautiful Quetzal (seasonal). Then glide through the rainforest on the Waterfall Canopy Tour and observe wildlife in Carara National Park. Fly to Corcovado to explore the remote rainforest and observe its inhabitants, including the tapir, jaguar and Scarlet Macaw. Your adventure ends with a two-day white water adventure on the exciting and scenic Pacuare River.

(27B09). ARENAL, MONTEVERDE & DRAKE BAY
Highlands to Islands: Arenal River Float, Cloud Forest Birding and Caño Island Snorkeling (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$4,510 per person in double occupancy ($410 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
This is an activity-filled trip that takes you from the highlands of Arenal and Monteverde to the coral reefs of Isla del Caño. You will begin in Arenal with a float trip on the Peñas Blancas River. Then walk the Hanging Bridges trails and soak in a natural hot springs in the shadow of the volcano. In Monteverde, you'll hike with a naturalist guide through the Cloud Forest and from January to July - depending upon your luck and patience - you may observe the Resplendent Quetzal in its natural habitat. Finally fly to the Osa Peninsula staying at Drake Bay. You will have three full days to explore the area, hike in the National Park and snorkel the reefs of Caño Island.

(28B09). DRAKE BAY, ARENAL & MANUEL ANTONIO
Reef, Rainforest, Volcano and Waterfalls Canopy Tour (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$4,510 per person in double occupancy ($410 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Head for the Osa Peninsula for three full days to snorkel at the marine reserve at Caño Island in Drake Bay and hike with a naturalist guide in Corcovado National Park. Then you'll travel to the highlands around Arenal Volcano for a float trip on the Peñas Blancas River and a hike on the Hanging Bridges trails. Before finishing your Costa Rica trip in Manuel Antonio, you will experience the Waterfalls Canopy Tour.

(71C08). MONTEVERDE, ARENAL, NOSARA & PACUARE RIVER
Cloud Forest Hike, Bike Tour at Arenal, Horseback Ride on the Beach and Rafting Trip (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$3,705 per person in double occupancy ($335 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
An active vacation that includes hiking, biking, horseback riding tours and white water rafting. In Monteverde you will walk in the cloud forest, home of the rare and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (from Jan. to July). Then drive to the Arenal Volcano area for a half-day mountain bike tour on the slopes of the Volcano. On Day 5, float the Penas Blancas River and soak in a natural hot springs. Then head to Guiones Beach on the Pacifc coast for two full days. A horseback ride on the beach is included. The day before your departure, raft the Class II-IV Pacuare River, an exciting and scenic trip that includes a gourmet riverbank lunch, cocktail and photo CD. (Min. age 12 years.)

(75C08). TORTUGUERO, OSA PENINSULA & MANUEL ANTONIO
Rainforest Active Adventure on the Atlantic and Pacific with Boating, Hiking, Snorkeling, Kayaking and Canopy Tours (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$4,380 per person in double occupancy ($400 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
An active adventure that includes boat tours in Tortuguero, snorkeling on Cano Island, hiking in Corcovado National Park, sea kayaking in Manuel Antonio and a canopy tour. Start on the Atlantic Coast in Tortuguero, where you’ll venture deep into the rainforst via backwater creeks. While here, you may have the opportunity to see turtle nesting (June-Oct only). Then fly to Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula on the southern Pacific Coast to snorkel off Cano Island and hike in the remote Corcovado Park as well as in Manuel Antonio. On Day 10, wrap up your adventure gliding through the forest on the Waterfall Canopy tour.

(91C08). CERRO DE LA MUERTE, WHALE BAY & MANUEL ANTONIO
Cloud Forest Birding and Snorkeling at Whale Bay, then Kayaking and Horseback Riding in Manuel Antonio (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$2,036 per person in double occupancy (or $185 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Explore Costa Rica's central mountain range and Pacific coast. Starting with a bird watching tour in the cloud forests at Cerro de La Muerte, then two full days at Whale Bay to snorkel, dolphin watch and participate in other activities (at additional cost), such as fishing, hiking or kayaking. Before arriving in Manuel Antonio, stop to find out about life in the canopy by visiting a canopy platform 100 feet above the forest floor. Your last days will be in Manuel Antonio, where you have a sea kayaking tour and horseback ride planned before heading back to San Jose to meet your flight home.

(58C08). RINCON DE LA VIEJA, MONTEVERDE & PACUARE RIVER
Volcano and Waterfall Hikes, Horseback Rides, Cloud Forest Birding, Canopy Tour and 2-Day Rafting Adventure (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$2,035 per person based on two adults and two children over 12 years in a quadruple room ($185 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
This is an activity-filled family vacation that begins in Guanacaste's La Vieja Volcano area. You’ll hike in the shadow of the Volcano and take a scenic horseback ride. On this tour, the whole family can cool off at one of the falls you will visit. Then head to the Monteverde Cloud Forest to look for the stunning Quetzal, which resides here from Jan to July. Also visit a typical Costa Rican farm and sugar mill, where you'll see sugarcane turn into brown sugar and other products. Return to San Jose after stopping en route to take a Canopy tour. On Day 9, a new adventure awaits: the two-day Pacuare White Water Rafting trip. Experience the excitement of rafting Class III-IV rapids through a scenic natural gorge. This trip includes a candlelight dinner and camping on the riverbank.

(G17B9). TORTUGUERO-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (WF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Parks (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$2,685 per person in double occupancy ($245 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, fly back to San Jose to meet your van and driver, who will take you to Monteverde. Here you will explore the cloud forests and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Excursions included on this trip include one Tortuguero boat or kayak tour, a cloud forest hike and Butterfly Garden visit in Monteverde, and the choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(G19B9). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (NF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano, with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Parks (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$3,035 per person in double occupancy ($275 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, head to the Arenal area to view the active volcano. You will also explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Excursions included on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour, Monteverde cloud forest hike and Butterfly Garden, and choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(A2A08). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (WF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct), Volcano, and Monteverde and Manuel Antonio Parks (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$3,880 per person in double occupancy ($388 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, fly back to San Jose and drive to the Arenal Volcano area to walk the Hanging Bridges trails. You will also explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. This trip includes six guided nature tours.

(15C09). CORCOVADO, ARENAL & NOSARA BEACH
Hike in Corcovado National Park, View the active Arenal Volcano and Learn to Surf at Nosara Beach (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$4,810 per person in double occupancy ($480 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
This itinerary includes a bilingual Naturalist Guide on days 2 through 6 in Corcovado and Arenal. Start the trip on the Osa Peninsula to stay at the Laguna Vista Villas and hike in Corcovado National Park. Then head to Arenal to walk the Hanging Bridges trails and soak in a natural hot springs in the shadow of the Volcano. On Day 6, you will be driven to Nosara Beach in Guanacaste Province to relax and learn to surf at one of the country's best breaks (includes one 2-hour class).

(23A09). TORTUGUERO, OSA PENINSULA & BAJOS DEL TORO
Tortuguero Rainforest Tours, Lapa Rios Stay and Cloud Forest Reserve (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$3,770 per person in double occupancy (or $375 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
From your first night in Costa Rica at Xandari Plantation, you will be staying at some of the country’s most renowned boutique hotels. First, head to the Atlantic Coast to explore the backwater creeks of Tortuguero National Park and perhaps observe turtle nesting (Jun-Oct only). Next, fly to the Osa Peninsula for three nights at the renowned Lapa Rios Ecolodge. Bungalows are situated 350 feet above the ocean and private beach on 1,000 acres of pristine forest accessible by trails. Here you can participate in activities (at additional cost) such as kayaking, birding, horseback riding, swimming with dolphins, night walks, yoga classes, or simply relax by the pool. Finally, fly back to San Jose and then drive into the highlands to hike in the cloud forest.

(24B08). ARENAL, MONTEVERDE & MANUEL ANTONIO
Arenal Volcano, Rain and Cloud Forest Hiking, then Manuel Antonio (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$2,640 per person in double occupancy ($265 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
In Arenal, walk the Hanging Bridges circuit and float the Peñas Blancas River. Then soak in a natural hot springs in the shadow of an active volcano. Travel to Monteverde for a guided walk in the cloud forest and a sunset horseback ride. In Manuel Antonio, known for its beautiful seascapes, explore the area's rainforests and beaches. Optional activities include dolphin watching, canopy tours and sailing.

(34C08). OSA PENINSULA & PACUARE RIVER RAFTING
Corcovado Park and Lapa Rios Ecolodge, then White Water Rafting (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$3,270 per person in double occupancy ($325 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
On this trip you will explore one of Costa Rica’s most remote areas, the Osa Peninsula. First, stay three nights at Laguna Vista Villas, where you’ll have the opportunity to hike in the remote Corcovado National Park. Then head to the Lapa Rios Ecologe, your base to explore their private rainforest preserve or participate in other activities (at additional cost). Finally, take an exciting and scenic white water trip down the Pacuare River (Class III-IV). Min. age 12 years.

(73A07). ARENAL, BAJOS DEL TORO & ESTERILLOS BEACH
Hike near the Arenal Volcano and in a Cloud Forest, then Head to the Beach (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$2,620 per person in double occupancy ($260 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
First explore the Arenal Volcano area to walk the Hanging Bridges trails, soak in a natural hot springs, and float a forest river. Then you'll hike a cloud forest trail to view three scenic, hidden waterfalls. End the trip at Esterillos Beach on the Pacific Coast.

(61C08). CANOPY, TORTUGUERO, WHALE BAY & REVENTAZON RIVER
Bicoastal Family Adventure with Canopy, Kayaking, Snorkeling and White Water Rafting (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$3,350 per person in double occupancy ($335 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
This trip takes you and your family to both of Costa Rica’s coasts on the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and includes six guided tours. On the way to the Atlantic lowlands, take the Rainforest Canopy Tour near Braulio Carrillo National Park. In Tortuguero you’ll explore rainforest creeks by boat and kayak and learn to dance to local music with the local kids. Then fly to Palmar Sur on the Pacific coast for a 3-night stay in the Bahia Ballena (Whale Bay) area. Here you’ll whale and dolphin watch and snorkel in the Marine Park. A hike in Oro Verde Reserve is also included. On the day before your departure, raft the Class II-III Reventazon River (min age: 9 years).

(70C09). REVENTAZON RAFTING, TURRIALBA, TORTUGUERO AND ESTERILLOS BEACH
White Water Adventure, Kayaking, Turtle Observation (seasonal), and Pacific Beach Stay (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$2,540 per person in double occupancy ($255 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin the trip with an exciting white water trip down the Reventazon River in Turrialba. (Min. age 9 years.) Then travel in van and boat to Tortuguero on the Caribbean coast to kayak the backwater creeks of the National Park and perhaps see the Atlantic Green Turtle lay her eggs on the beach (June to Oct. only). Your last destination is Esterillos Beach on the Pacific, where you’ll have two full days to explore the area at your leisure.

(76C09). CORCOVADO, SAN RAMON & ARENAL
Explore the Osa Peninsula, then the Highland Cloud Forest and Arenal Volcano (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$2,890 per person in double occupancy ($290 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Hike in Corcovado on the Osa Peninsula and observe life in the rainforest. Head to the highlands and walk in the cloud forests of San Ramon, habitat of the Resplendent Quetzal, which nests here between February and June. Then drive to Arenal to see the active volcano, hike the Hanging Bridges trails, take a river float safari, and soak in a natural hot springs.

(74C09). TORTUGUERO, BAJOS DEL TORO, ARENAL & PACUARE RIVER
Tortuguero Rainforest Boat Tour, Cloud Forest Spa, Arenal Volcano and White Water Rafting (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$3,020 per person in double occupancy ($300 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked. Min. age: 12 years.
First explore Tortuguero National Park and perhaps see turtles nesting on the beach (Jun-Oct only). Afterwards head to the cloud forest, where you'll have the opportunity to hike to three scenic waterfalls. Then to the Arenal Volcano area to walk the Hanging Bridges trails and soak in a natural hot springs. Finally, take an exhilarating one-day white water trip down the pristine Pacuare Canyon with continuous Class III-IV rapids. (Min. age 12 years.)

(79A08). CASA DE FRUTAS VILLA IN MANUEL ANTONIO
Excursion to Casa de Frutas on the Pacific Coast (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$1,440 per person in double occupancy based on 10 people in double occupancy ($145 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked. Min. age 14 years.
This trip includes five rooms in the San Jose hotel and a seven-night stay at Casa de Frutas, a three-bedroom luxury villa in Manuel Antonio, which sleeps a total of 10 people. (Min. age 14 years.) No meals are included. Casa de Frutas sits on a hillside overlooking the ocean and is bordered by jungle filled with monkeys, sloths and iguanas. It is located in the Tulemar Beach Bungalows & Villas, a gated resort, with restaurant, bar, pool and private beach with bar/food service. Room service is available as well as the services of a personal chef for private dinners and parties (at additional cost).

(82C09). PACUARE, TORTGUERO & PUERTO VIEJO
White Water Rafting, Kayaking in Tortuguero and Beach Stay (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$1,790 per person in double occupancy ($180 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
This is an active trip perfect for families with older children. It includes rafting, birding, kayaking, surfing and other activities. Start in the mountains of Turrialba to raft the scenic and exciting Pacuare River. Then head to the Atlantic Coast to kayak the backwater creeks of Tortuguero National Park where wildlife is most abundant. Finally head to the surf town of Puerto Viejo for two full days on the beach.

(77C08). MONTEVERDE, MANUEL ANTONIO & PEJIBAYE RIVER
Cloud Forest Hiking, Spice Farm and Mangrove Tours in Manuel Antonio and White Water Rafting (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$2,200 per person based on two adults and two children under 12 years in quadruple occupancy ($220 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
This is a family nature trip that takes you from the mountains to the coast and down the Pejibaye River. Start the vacation in Monteverde, where several activities are scheduled, including a cloud forest hike and horseback ride. In Manuel Antonio take a boat ride through the mangroves of Damas Island and visit a vanilla farm. You will also visit a Britt coffee plantation outside San Jose. The fun continues through Day 9, when you will experience Costa Rica Expeditions’ one-day Connoisseur white water adventure on the Pejibaye River (min. age 5 years).

(87C08). REVENTAZON RIVER, TORTUGUERO & NOSARA
Family Rafting on the Reventazon River, Kayaking in Tortuguero and Surf Lessons at Guiones Beach (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$2,800 per person based on two adults and two children over 12 years in quadruple room ($280 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
From the mountains to the beach, your family will enjoy this active vacation, which starts with a one-day white water trip on the Reventazon (min. age 9 years). Continue to Tortuguero on the Atlantic coast to kayak the backwater creeks of the National Park and observe turtle nesting (Jun to Oct only). Finally, enjoy three full days on Guiones Beach, during which you’ll take family surf classes and a horseback ride into Lagarta Private Reserve.

(89C08). PACUARE RIVER, TORTUGUERO & OSA PENINSULA
Two-day White Water Rafting Trip, then Explore the Rainforest and Corcovado National Park (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$2,990 per person in double occupancy ($299 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Get back to nature on this 10-day trip into the outdoors. Start with a two-day raft trip down the Pacuare River, camping out on the riverbank. (Min. age 12 years.) Then go to Tortuguero on the Atlantic coast to explore the National Park’s flooded rainforest and perhaps observe sea turtle nesting (seasonal). The last three days of your trip will be on the Osa Peninsula, near the remote Corcovado National Park, home of animals such as the jaguar, tapir, ocelot and peccaries, which have come to symbolize the tropical rainforest.

(47B08). TORTUGUERO, CORCOVADO & NOSARA
Family Rainforest Discovery with Naturalist Guide and 3 Nights at Nosara Beach (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$5,360 per person based on a family of five, with three children 14 years or under ($536 per person per day). Price varies depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
At the beginning of the trip meet your professional, private Naturalist Guide. He or she will accompany you throughout your stays in Tortuguero and Corcovado. Explore with your family the rainforest creeks of Tortuguero National Park by boat and kayak. Here you may see the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle laying her eggs (Jun-Oct only). Next, go to Drake Bay on the south Pacific coast to snorkel at Cano Island and hike in the remote Corcovado Nacional Park. Your last days will be on Guiones Beach near Nosara in Guanacaste Province where, on Day 9, your family will enjoy a horseback ride on the beach.

(G4B09). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MANUEL ANTONIO (NF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio National Park (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$2,410 per person in double occupancy ($240 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, fly back to San Jose and drive to the Arenal area to view the active volcano. Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. This trip includes a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour on Day 3 and your choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(G5B09). TORTUGUERO-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (WF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Parks (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$2,550 per person in double occupancy ($255 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, fly back to San Jose to meet your van and driver, who will take you to Monteverde. Here you will explore the cloud forests and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Excursions included on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour, Monteverde cloud forest hike and Butterfly Garden, and choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(01C09). RIVER RAFTING, TORTUGUERO & NOSARA BEACH
Family Fun with Turtle Nesting Tour, a Rafting Day Trip and Beach Stay (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$2,870 per person based on double occupancy ($320 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
White water rafting with the entire family on one of Costa Rica’s well-known rivers (select the river depending on the age of your children), then explore the rainforest creeks of Tortuguero National Park by boat or kayak. From June to October you may have the opportunity to see the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle laying her eggs. On Day 5, head to Nosara in Guanacaste for two full days on the beach.

(17B08). PEJIBAYE RIVER, CARARA, MONTEVERDE, ARENAL & TAMARINDO BEACH
Active Traveler Adventure with Horseback and Waterfall Canopy Tours (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$2,735 per person based on double occupancy ($305 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Start the trip rafting the Pejibaye River, an ideal trip for families with small children (min. age 5 years). Next head to Monteverde, stopping en route at Carara National Park to look for the Scarlet Macaw then glide through the rainforest on the Waterfall Canopy Tour. At Monteverde, take a sunset horseback ride, which ends with views of the Gulf of Nicoya. In Arenal, soak in a natural hot springs under the shadow of the Volcano. Spend your last days relaxing on Tamarindo Beach.

(22B09). CORCOVADO & WILSON BOTANICAL GARDENS
Corcovado Jungle Lodge, Drake Bay and Rainforest Gardens Tour (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$2,610 per person in double occupancy ($290 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Four nights at Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, where you’ll explore the Park, Drake Bay and Caño Island. Then walk with a Naturalist Guide in the Wilson Botanical Gardens at Las Cruces Station.

(31C09). PACUARE RAFTING, TORTUGUERO, CANO ISLAND & CORCOVADO
White Water, Rainforest Boat Tour, then Hiking and Diving at Drake Bay (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$4,565 per person based on double occupancy ($510 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Start this active trip rafting the exciting Pacuare River (min. age 12 years). Then explore Tortuguero National Park by boat with a local guide. Fly to Drake Bay for three full days to scuba dive in the protected waters of Caño Island National Park and hike in Corcovado.

(46D09). CORCOVADO ON THE OSA PENINSULA, SELF DRIVE TO MONTEVERDE & ARENAL
Essential Costa Rica: Guided Rainforest Hike, Cloud Forest Birding and Arenal Volcano (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$2,260 per person in double occupancy ($250 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Spend the first two-and-a-half days at Laguna Vista Villas in one of Costa Rica's most remote areas. Here you'll have the opportunity to explore with your guide Corcovado National Park, home of some of the animals that have come to symbolize the rainforest: the jaguar, tapir, ocelot and peccaries. Return to San Jose to pick up your rental car for the drive to Monteverde Lodge, where you will visit the Cloud Forest Reserve and, on Day 7, visit Arenal to see an active volcano.

(85B07). SARAPIQUI, BAJOS DEL TORO & ARENAL
Hike and Observe Wildlife at La Selva Biological Station, Cloud Forest Spa and Bike Tour (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$2,700 per person in double occupancy ($300 per person per day), depending on the season and category of hotels booked.
This is an activity-filled trip with several opportunities to hike in Costa Rica's forests and bird watch. You will visit La Selva Biological Station in Sarapiqui to experience the rainforest and learn about the country's lowland wildlife and pre-Colombian culture. From here you will head to the highlands, first staying at a secluded spa resort with hiking trails to three scenic waterfalls. Next stay in the Arenal Volcano area to walk the Hanging Bridges trails, soak in a natural hot springs and bike on the skirts of the Volcano.

(78C08). GUIONES BEACH & REVENTAZON RIVER RAFTING
Active Nature Discovery for Families: Turtle Observation, Surfing and Horseback Riding on the Beach, then a Day Trip Down the Reventazon River (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$1,980 per person based on two adults and two children ages 12 and under ($220 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
This 9-day vacation is designed for active families with older children. The trip features some truly exceptional tours, including sea turtle nesting and river rafting. Start the trip by flying to Costa Rica’s Pacific coast from San Jose. From your “base camp” bungalow at Guiones Beach, your family will have four full days to enjoy and explore the area. Some activities planned are surf lessons for the entire family, a horseback tour into the Lagarta Private Reserve, and the moving, once-in-a-lifetime experience of observing turtle nesting (Jun-Oct only). Finally, take an exciting trip down the Reventazon River’s Class II-III rapids, stopping to enjoy a gourmet lunch on the riverbank.

(92C09). TORTUGUERO COMMUNITY SERVICE
Community Service Opportunity: Help two villages near Tortuguero National Park. (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$1,710 per person in double occupancy ($190 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.* Two participants required. Min. age 12 years. Available year round subject to space.
This trip features the opportunity to participate in community projects while staying at Tortuga Lodge in Tortuguero. You can choose to help in one of several projects in the area, such as: repairing schools, painting murals to beautify the town, and constructing an art center, boat dock or benches in the town plaza. Also needed are English, music or computer skills teachers, coaches for sports or other recreational activities for children, and leaders for study groups on topics such as health issues, drug addiction or child rearing. This trip includes transportation, lodging, most meals and two guided boat tours. Min. age 12 years.

(G24B9). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE (NF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$ 1,422.00 per person in double occupancy ($ 158.00 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.*
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, head to the Arenal Volcano area in boat and van. You will also explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Excursions on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour and a guided hike in Monteverde Reserve.

(G6B09). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MANUEL ANTONIO (NF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio National Park (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$ 2286.00 per person in double occupancy ($ 254.00 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.*
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, fly back to San Jose and drive to the Arenal area to view the active volcano. Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. This trip includes a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour on Day 3 and your choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(G7B09). TORTUGUERO-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (WF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Parks (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$ 1710.00 per person in double occupancy ($ 190.00 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.*
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, fly back to San Jose to meet your van and driver, who will take you to Monteverde. Here you will explore the cloud forest and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Excursions included on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour, Monteverde cloud forest hike and Butterfly Garden, and choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(G18B9). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE (WF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$ 1,512.00 per person in double occupancy ($ 168.00 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.*
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, head to the Arenal Volcano area in boat and van. You will also explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Excursions on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour and a guided hike in Monteverde Reserve.

(26C08). PACUARE WHITE WATER, ARENAL & GUANACASTE
White Water Rafting and Float Trip in Arenal, then Punta Islita Resort Stay (8 Days / 7 Nights)
From US$3,560 per person in double occupancy ($445 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your stay with an exciting and scenic white water trip down the Pacuare River (min. age 12 years). Then head to the Arenal area with a private guide to view the active volcano and float the Penas Blancas River. Soak in natural hot springs in the shadow of the Volcano. Then, enjoy three nights at the isolated and luxurious Punta Islita Hotel on the beach in Guanacaste Province.

(94C09). TORTUGUERO, MONTEVERDE & PACUARE RIVER RAFTING
Caribbean Coast and Central Highlands with White Water Rafting Day Tour (8 Days / 7 Nights)
From US$1,950 per person based on double occupancy ($245 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Discover the flooded forests of Tortuguero National Park on boat tours that take you deep into a natural world where wildlife abounds. On Day 4 fly back to San Jose, your starting point, then drive to Monteverde to walk in the cloud forest reserve and perhaps observe the rare and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan. to July only). The contrast between tropical rainforest and high altitude cloud forest underscore Costa Rica’s rich biodiversity and you and your family will see and learn about many unique and interesting plants and animals. At the end of this trip a special tour is planned: white water rafting on the exciting and scenic Pacuare River.

(G12A9). TORTUGUERO-MANUEL ANTONIO (WF)
Rainforest Boat Tour and Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) then Pacific Coast Stay (8 Days / 7 Nights)
From US$ 1680.00 per person in double occupancy ($ 210.00 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.*
Begin your trip on Costa Rica’s north Atlantic coast in Tortuguero National Park. Originally created to protect a major nesting beach of the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle, the Park now encompasses 51,870 acres. From June- October you have the added attraction of the nesting Atlantic Green Sea Turtles which are coming ashore to lay their eggs and can be viewed by joining a guided night tour. Continue on to Manuel Antonio National Park where you will stay at the luxurious Arenas del Mar Resort with direct access to two white sand Pacific Coast beaches.

(G25A9). TORTGUERO & PUERTO VIEJO (NF)
Kayaking in Tortuguero and Beach Stay (8 Days / 7 Nights)
From US$1,600 per person in double occupancy ($200 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
This is an active trip perfect for couples or families with older children. Start in Tortuguero on the Atlantic Coast to kayak the backwater creeks of Tortuguero National Park and perhaps observe turtle nesting (June-Oct). Then south to Puerto Viejo for two full days on the beach.

(G8A09). MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (NF)
Cloud Forest and Pacific Coast Exploration (8 Days / 7 Nights)
From US$1,710 per person in double occupancy ($215 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). You will also visit the Butterfly Garden to observe dozens of varieties and see them in each stage of metamorphosis. Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. A half-day excursion is included and you may choose between a horseback ride, sea kayaking or a mangrove boat tour.

(G15B9). TORTUGUERO & MONTEVERDE (NF)
Coast and Mountain Nature Discovery (8 Days / 7 Nights)
From US $ 1280.00 per person in double occupancy ($ 160.00 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.*
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's north Atlantic coast in Tortuguero National Park. Originally created to protect a major nesting beach of the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle, the Park now encompasses 51,870 acres. From June- October you have the added attraction of the nesting Atlantic Green Sea Turtles which are coming ashore to lay their eggs and can be viewed by joining a guided night tour. After exploring Tortuguero, go by boat and bus to Monteverde (full day event). Founded in 1972, the Reserve extends down both slopes of the Tilaran Mountains (elevation 2,300 to 5,600 ft.), encompassing six different ecological life zones and protecting more than 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds and 1,500 species of plants.

(G20A9). TORTUGUERO-MONTEVERDE (WF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) with Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (8 Days / 7 Nights)
From US $ 1360.00 per person in double occupancy ($ 170.00 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.*
Begin your trip on Costa Rica’s north Atlantic coast in Tortuguero National Park. Originally created to protect a major nesting beach of the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle, the Park now encompasses 51,870 acres. From June- October you have the added attraction of the nesting Atlantic Green Sea Turtles which are coming ashore to lay their eggs and can be viewed by joining a guided night tour. After exploring Tortuguero, go by boat and bus to Monteverde (full day event). Founded in 1972, the Reserve extends down both slopes of the Tilaran Mountains (elevation 2,300 to 5,600 ft.), encompassing six different ecological life zones and protecting more than 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds and 1,500 species of plants.

(G22B9). ARENAL-MONTEVERDE (NF)
Highlands Explorer at Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest (8 Days / 7 Nights)
From US $992.00 per person in double occupancy ($ 124.00 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.*
Begin your trip in the Arenal Volcano area, where you may choose to mountain bike, hike or just soak in a natural hot springs. (Tours at additional cost.) Then spend two full days in Monteverde to explore the cloud forest and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Founded in 1972, the Reserve extends down both slopes of the Tilaran Mountains (elevation 2,300 to 5,600 ft.), encompassing six different ecological life zones and protecting more than 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds and 1,500 species of plants. Optional activities in Monteverde include horseback riding, coffee farm tour and more.

(09B09). TORTUGUERO & THE SAVEGRE VALLEY
Guided Wildlife Observation: Jungle and Highland Birding (7 Days / 6 Nights)
From US$1,925 per person in double occupancy ($275 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Explore the backwater creeks and jungles of Tortuguero with a local Naturalist Guide. Then head for the highlands, home of the Quetzal (from Jan. to July), to hike among the ancient oaks of the Savegre Valley.

(20A08). CASA CORCOVADO JUNGLE LODGE & XANDARI PLANTATION
Rainforest, Rafting and Coffee Lands Excursion (7 Days / 6 Nights)
From $2,135 per person in double occupancy (US$305 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Three days at Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, a 170-acre private reserve bordering Corcovado National Park. There will be opportunities to walk in the Park, visit a majestic waterfall, picnic on the beach at Cano Island and more. Then you will stay at Xandari Plantation overlooking the central valley. Experience a white water rafting day trip on the Pacuare River, considered one of the top 5 best rivers in the world for this sport. The last two nights will be at the Xandari Plantaion, where you’ll have the opportunity to walk rainforest trails and enjoy their "spa village," with Jacuzzis featuring sweeping views of the Central Valley.

(41A04). RAIN & CLOUD FOREST ODYSSEY
Nature Trip to Tortuguero and Monteverde (7 Days / 6 Nights)
From US$1,034 per person based on double occupancy ($150 per person per day).* Taxes and most meals included.
A six-night stay with daytime boat excursions into Tortuguero National Park and a guided hike in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Taxes and most meals included.

(51A08). HERRADURA, CARARA RESERVE & MANUEL ANTONIO
National Parks, Waterfall Canopy and Damas Island Guided Nature Tours (7 Days / 6 Nights)
From US$2,695 per person in double occupancy and $2,170 per person based on triple occupancy ($385 per person per day dbl occ and $310 per person per day triple occ). Quote based on five participants.
A focus on Costa Rica's rich biodiversity and exotic rainforest wildlife. Includes Naturalist Guide services on Days 2-4 to the Waterfalls Canopy Tour and at Carara Biological Reserve. On Day 5, in Manuel Antonio, take a guided boat tour to Damas Island and, the next day, hike in the National Park. This is an active, learning experience for nature enthusiasts.

(G9A09). TORTUGUERO-MANUEL ANTONIO (WF)
Rainforest Boat Tour and Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) then Pacific Coast Stay (7 Days / 6 Nights)
From US$1,827 per person in double occupancy ($260 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero’s flooded forests by boat, fly to Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. This trip includes a boat or kayak tour in Tortuguero and your choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(G13A9). MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (NF)
Cloud Forest and Pacific Coast Exploration (7 Days / 6 Nights)
From US$1,550 per person in double occupancy ($220 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). You will also visit the Butterfly Garden to observe dozens of varieties and see them in each stage of metamorphosis. Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. A half-day excursion is included and you may choose between a horseback ride, sea kayaking or a mangrove boat tour.

(G23A9). MONTEVERDE (NF)
Cloud Forest Hiking and Birding (6 Days / 5 Nights)
From US$1,175 per person in double occupancy ($195 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Optional activities (at additional cost) include a visit to a butterfly farm, highland coffee plantation, horseback riding and more. This vacation includes lodging, in-country transportation and most meals.

(64C09). CORCOVADO JUNGLE EXPERIENCE AT AGUILA DE OSA
Excursion to Aguila de Osa Inn on the Osa Peninsula (4 Days / 3 Nights)
From US$1,485 per person in double occupancy ($370 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Fly to Drake Bay where you will stay at the Aguila de Osa Inn, situated high on a hill overlooking Drake Bay and the Pacific Ocean. This trip includes all meals while at Aguila de Osa, taxes and tours to Corcovado National Park and Caño Island. On the last day, return trip to San Jose.

(69A09). BUENA VISTA VILLAS IN MANUEL ANTONIO
Buena Vista Villas Excursion (4 Days / 3 Nights)
From US$1,150 per person in double occupancy ($285 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Buena Vista Villas in Manuel Antonio are set amid the peaceful 33-acre Tulemar Gardens property, which slopes down to its private sandy beach. Enjoy the privacy that villas provide, with all the amenities of a Costa Rica beach resort, including daily maid service, pool, restaurant and bar. All of the spacious villas are fully air conditioned, provide large furnished outdoor space, and views of the jungle and sea from each room. Optional activities (at additional cost) include: fishing, kayaking, biking, boat tours and bird watching.

(38B09). TORTUGUERO JUNGLE ODYSSEY
One Full Day at Tortuga Lodge with Boat Tour (3 Days / 2 Nights)
From US$418 per person based on double occupancy ($120 per person per day). Taxes included.
Stay at Tortuga Lodge, a Travel & Leisure Family magazine "favorite family resort" (April 2005). Includes meals, tours and transport by plane, boat and bus.

(40A09). MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST ODYSSEY
One Full Day at Monteverde Lodge with Cloud Forest Tour (3 Days / 2 Nights)
From US$348 per person based on double occupancy ($116 per person per day). Taxes included.
One full day at Monteverde Lodge with a guided tour of the cloud forest.

(37C09). CORCOVADO RAINFOREST ODYSSEY
One Full Day at La Leona Lodge on the Osa Peninsula (3 Days / 2 Nights)
From US$805 per person based on double occupancy.* Taxes included.
Fly to Osa Peninsula to explore the rainforest, lowlands and beaches of the Corcovado area while staying at La Leona Lodge. The lodge's tents are just above the beach and have porches facing the ocean. Most share an outside bathhouse. Leona is next to the entrance to Corcovado National Park, where visitors have a good chance of spotting some of Costa Rica's shyest and most endangered inhabitants, including Baird's Tapirs, Jaguars, Scarlet Macaws and Harpy Eagles.

(39B09). TORTUGUERO JUNGLE EXPEDITION
Two days at Tortuga Lodge in Tortuguero; includes two guided boat tours. (2 Days / 1 Nights)
From US$378 per person based on double occupancy ($190 per person per day).
Fly round trip from San Jose for this overnight excursion at Tortuga Lodge, a Travel & Leisure Family Magazine "favorite family resort" (April 2005). Includes two guided boat trips in Tortuguero National Park, four meals, round-trip flight and taxes. Suggested stay 2-3 nights.

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From $708 p/p dbl occ

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From $259 p/p dbl occ.

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